October 15, 2021
TEDC Announces Board Chair, New Board Members and Election of Board Treasurer
The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) at its Board Meeting on October 15, 2021, recognized Wesley Burnett as the 2022 Chair of the Board of Directors. Wesley will serve as board chair effective October 15, 2021, through October 21, 2022. He has been a member of the TEDC’s Executive Committee since 2018.
The TEDC’s Nominating Committee put forth the eight individuals for election to the TEDC’s board of directors. The TEDC’s board officially elected these new board members for terms beginning October 15, 2021: Jodi Carr, City of Ingleside, Kasey Coker, High Ground of Texas; Jason Ford, Frisco Economic Development Corporation; Raudel Garza, Harlingen Economic Development Corporation; Adam Gawarecki, San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation; Travis Haggard, Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce; Stewart McGregor, City of Grand Prairie and Nathan Tafoya, Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation.
Adrian Cannady, President, Temple Economic Development Corporation, was elected as Board Treasurer and is now in the rotation to be a future board chair of the Texas Economic Development Council.
The following board members were re-elected for another two-year term beginning October 15, 2021: Amy Madison, Pflugerville Community Development Corporation; Craig Rhodes, Greater Houston Partnership; Joshua Schneuker, Seguin Economic Development Corporation and Audrey Schroyer, Gainesville Economic Development Corporation.
The following board members whose terms expired October 15, 2021, were recognized for their board leadership: Ken Becker, Sweetwater Economic Development; Chad Burke, Economic Alliance Houston Port Region; Kim Buttram, City of Mesquite; Kristina Collins, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce; Jason Greiner, Wylie Economic Development Corporation, John Hubbard, University of North Texas and Carolyn Rowley, Lubbock Economic Development Alliance.
About the TEDC:
The Texas Economic Development Council is governed by a 24-member board and an 8-member Executive Committee.
The TEDC provides information, education and legislative services to its members to foster the expansion of existing businesses, the location of new firms and the development of strategies that promote a positive business climate in Texas. With 850 members, the TEDC is the largest state economic development association in the nation.